Loss of German Citizenship as a Result of Military Service


Wehrpflicht Enlarge image (© dpa - Bildfunk) Please be advised that German citizens who voluntarily enter the armed forces of a country other than Germany will on principle automatically lose their German citizenship if they did not obtain a consent of the competent German authority (i.e. the Federal Ministry of Defense). Please note that as a consequence of an international treaty between several nations since July 6, 2011  the consent is considered as given if a German Canadian citizen enters the Canadian armed forces after this date.

Citizenship and Military Service

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One embassy, three consulates general, and five honorary consuls offer their consular services across Canada, each covering a specific geographic region. To find out where please consult our interactive map.